YouTube hacked. Hackers sell a huge number of hacked accounts

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Last updated on December 8th, 2022 at 02:12 pm

If a person has a decent number of subscribers and makes money using a video platform, he is likely to pay

Recently, on hacker forums and sites of similar subjects, the number of offers for hacked accounts belonging to users of YouTube’s largest streaming video platform has significantly increased.

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YouTube hacked. Hackers sell a huge number of hacked accounts

Cybercriminals offer huge lists of registration data, backed up by the number of subscribers to each account. Such attacks allow attackers to gain a new audience, among which they can try out a number of fraudulent schemes and spread malware.

In addition, some attackers hack into YouTube channels and then demand money from the former owner. If a person has a decent number of subscribers and makes money using a video platform, he is likely to pay.

The price, of course, depends on the number of subscribers, since it is this indicator that can be converted into money. For example, an initial channel price of 200,000 subscribers is approximately $ 1,000.

As for methods of hacking channels, here attackers most often resort to social engineering. Cybercriminals trick channel owners into downloading and installing malware.

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